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#1 Jan 9, 2010
once again moulton gas filled my propain tank and charged $338.9 a gal. where in gods name do they think people have this kind of money. i am on a fixed income and even on a budget i'll have a hard time paying this off. don't they care about older people? it's robbery....

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Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#2 Jan 9, 2010

“None genuine without this seal”

Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#3 Jan 9, 2010
If you want to compare types of fuel, here is a site that gives the cost per million BTUs of electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil and kerosene. Unfortunately it does not give cost figures for wood or coal, two popular fuels in this area. Note that electricity is consistently THE most expensive "fuel" per million BTUs of heat, ads for Eden-Pure and quartz heaters not withstanding. Be forewarned on that issue. Consider also that burning wood may increase your insurance cost. Some fuels have higher maintenance costs than others as well.

http://www.npga.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm...
Silent Bob

Marysville, OH

#4 Jan 9, 2010
Thrifty put 342.8 gallons in my tank tuesday,but not sure about the cost per gal price being a credit card order.

I had almost 40% left from my pennington tank that they didn't pick up. I just spliced in another section of copper tubing and tapped the pennington tank. Most propane dealers raise hell if you mess with their equipment.

Hopefully 1 tank at 80% and the other at 38% can get me through til spring.After scouring the propane prices for the last 3 years,I'll prepay in june/july when the prices are lowest.Then won't have to worry about next winter.

Stock market price for propane was around $1.45 per gallon friday.

I found last summer's Thrifty Propane receipt for tank/fuel/and other charges:

500 gal tank-$599,which was used
regulators-$69-which were on special price
400 gal fuel at $1.159 per gallon
Cap Charge-$50
Taxes-$83

A pretty heavy hit the 1st time,but I have more freedom being a tank owner.
Wrusty Wrench

Greenville, SC

#5 Jan 9, 2010
issue #2

I've had two customers this week with "propane freeze-ups" (propane line frozen)
there's only two possible causes;
1. overfilled tank
2. water in fuel

in both cases, the supplier refused to acknowledge blame, or even attempt to remedy the customer's problem

in both cases, a courtesy call from a serviceman, or even good advice over the phone would have solved both problems

“None genuine without this seal”

Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#6 Jan 9, 2010
Based on your investigation, WW, which was the problem, and how did you rectify it? I think that is terrible the propane suppliers would not immediately resolve the issue and fix it. There could be liability claims coming back at the supplier. Who was it? A well-known company?
Wrusty Wrench

Greenville, SC

#7 Jan 9, 2010
both cases- moisture in the product
each had been refilled earlier the
same day
( I only stated the second cause, because those are the ONLY two circumstanses that can "freeze" a line )
remedy- apply hot wet rags to the propane line,
or pour buckets of hot water on the lines
and regulators
NEVER A TORCH OR FLAME (Red Green)
as to the identity of the supplier.....?
What's the title of this thread?

“None genuine without this seal”

Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#8 Jan 9, 2010
That is simply amazing. I would think any company with that reputation (and those prices) would have a man out there within 25 minutes to find out what was wrong.
jenny craig

Sevierville, TN

#9 Jan 9, 2010
Silent Bob wrote:
Thrifty put 342.8 gallons in my tank tuesday,but not sure about the cost per gal price being a credit card order.
I had almost 40% left from my pennington tank that they didn't pick up. I just spliced in another section of copper tubing and tapped the pennington tank. Most propane dealers raise hell if you mess with their equipment.
Hopefully 1 tank at 80% and the other at 38% can get me through til spring.After scouring the propane prices for the last 3 years,I'll prepay in june/july when the prices are lowest.Then won't have to worry about next winter.
Stock market price for propane was around $1.45 per gallon friday.
I found last summer's Thrifty Propane receipt for tank/fuel/and other charges:
500 gal tank-$599,which was used
regulators-$69-which were on special price
400 gal fuel at $1.159 per gallon
Cap Charge-$50
Taxes-$83
A pretty heavy hit the 1st time,but I have more freedom being a tank owner.
The problem with pre-paying in June or July... I did that to save on per gallon and guess what I was charged a $50.00 service fee everytime they came out and filled up. We changed to Heiby oil, then moved to town a short time later. Now we only have Vectren, DP&L and City of Bellefontaine, which just about adds up to the same.
Silent Bob

Marysville, OH

#10 Jan 9, 2010
That cap charge was the lock-in cap rate.Cost per gal price wouldn't go over a certain amount.
jenny craig wrote:
<quoted text> Now we only have Vectren, DP&L and City of Bellefontaine, which just about adds up to the same.
http://www.thriftypropane.com/

Would that be Natural Gas?

According to the thrifty pricing wheel,market price is at least 30 cents cheaper per gal to buy in summer, compared to now. The market prices are a heck of a lot cheaper between the 2 times of the year as well.Overall price per gal is divided by the amount of propane you buy. The more/bigger fillups,the cheaper the price.So Price per gallon cost is a lot more for a 100 gal fillup,compared to a 400 gallon fillup.

Now if I can find that 1st fillup receipt from around 10-10-09.

Wrusty: This is only my 3rd winter ever using propane. I haven't heard of propane freezeup.

After analyzing july's receipt and using the thrifty calculator,my last fillup should run $2.40 a gallon.This is a guess from what I understand on that price wheel chart.I phoned thrifty about the price and only got a recording.Billed my credit card,so hopefully they sent me an itemized statement in the mail.

I should have 100 or so gallons remaining from prepaid of $1.59 per gal when the Market price was $1.159.
On my initial setup,they only slapped 25 gallons in it.Then a couple days later,they filled it up. I can't locate that receipt yet.
TEA Parties

Lima, OH

#11 Jan 9, 2010
We used to have Moulton out on the farm tanks. I thought they were a little high at 3.39 a gallon like Molly High stated. so i called around to get prices. it's almost 1.20 cheaper DELIVERED through Pennington gas out of Wapak. I ran the tank out had Moulton tank the tank had Pennington drop the new tank and been happy. for all I care Moulton could go under. I know of 5 other people thats had Moulton pick up their tanks. Moulton a bunch of crooks. typically it would cost about 1700 dollars to fill the farm tank If it was on empty. with delivery fee. I just got the bill about a week ago the tank was on empty with delivery it was 1000 bucks out the door.
If y'all are reading this with Moulton. SERIOUSLY GUYS PRICE AROUND. More than likely Moulton screwing y'all
Satisfied

Centerburg, OH

#12 Jan 9, 2010
oxman647 wrote:
once again moulton gas filled my propain tank and charged $338.9 a gal. where in gods name do they think people have this kind of money. i am on a fixed income and even on a budget i'll have a hard time paying this off. don't they care abWout older people? it's robbery....
Why didn't you lock-in your rate this summer when they had good prices and maybe due their budget plan? For those of you who are on a limited income there are programs to help you out, like Tri-Co cac and the State Heap program. Just some suggestions.
jenny craig

Sevierville, TN

#13 Jan 9, 2010
Did you get charged $50.00 for each fill-up? did you check to make sure?
Satisfied

Centerburg, OH

#14 Jan 9, 2010
No no $50.00 fill up fee.
rose325

Taylors, SC

#15 Jan 9, 2010
I have heiby and they are always cheaper then moulton. I had a problem sunday with my regulator I called and they sent someone out to fix it within half and hour and it didn't cost me a thing. lasttime I checked the price it was 2.19 a gallon.
Wrusty Wrench

Greenville, SC

#16 Jan 9, 2010
OK, I don't understand,
I stated factual information,
real life experiences,
and I get judged "spam", "disagree", and "nuts"

what problem do you people have with the truth?

“None genuine without this seal”

Since: May 09

Logan County, Ohio

#17 Jan 9, 2010
Wrusty Wrench wrote:
OK, I don't understand, I stated factual information, real life experiences, and I get judged "spam", "disagree", and "nuts" what problem do you people have with the truth?
It's not US, Wrusty. We have a wacko Judge on Bellefontaine Topix, on all the threads. The judgments have nothing whatever to do with reality. He sees a fruit he likes and presses the button 500 times.
customer

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Jan 9, 2010
We have pre-paid with various propane companies and have never been charged a service fee at each fill-up. (Moulton, Chamapaign Landmark,Pennington)
NICELEGGS

Marysville, OH

#19 Jan 10, 2010
Satisfied wrote:
<quoted text>Why didn't you lock-in your rate this summer when they had good prices and maybe due their budget plan? For those of you who are on a limited income there are programs to help you out, like Tri-Co cac and the State Heap program. Just some suggestions.
Yes these programs help but Moulton has figured out a way to continue to steal - even from these programs. If you don't use all the money allocated from CAC Moultons has a policy they can keep the money if you don't order so many gallons of gas. This must be wrong - how can they get away with this? This is federal money that CAC is getting to help out heating costs. Maybe a call to the public utilities commission? Who stands up for us in these matters?
TEA Parties

Lima, OH

#20 Jan 10, 2010
NICELEGGS wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes these programs help but Moulton has figured out a way to continue to steal - even from these programs. If you don't use all the money allocated from CAC Moultons has a policy they can keep the money if you don't order so many gallons of gas. This must be wrong - how can they get away with this? This is federal money that CAC is getting to help out heating costs. Maybe a call to the public utilities commission? Who stands up for us in these matters?
i think it would be Ohio's Attorney General Condray(spelling error maybe). usually when businesses aren't being ethical the state Attorney General "slaps their hand"

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